FIORENTINA NEWS

Reports in Spain claim Borja Valero is on the verge of joining Milan, but that isn’t backed up by Italian sources.
The Lega Serie A has officially confirmed next season’s schedule, with no Christmas break.
Fiorentina have officially appointed club legend Giancarlo Antognoni as their new team manager.
Federico Bernardeschi is fired up for the European Under-21 Championship after scoring his first senior Italy goal against Liechtenstein.
Milan have made a €36m offer for FC Porto striker Andre Silva, claim reports in Portugal, but Zenit St Petersburg also want him.
Milan have reportedly agreed personal terms with Nikola Kalinic, but Fiorentina want more than the initial €20m transfer fee.
Gigi Buffon is “proud not to be like” the Italians who celebrated Juventus losing the Champions League Final to Real Madrid.
Gonzalo Rodriguez admits he “would gladly have stayed at Fiorentina, but I am taking my time to evaluate the best choice for my future.”
Milan have dropped interest in Alvaro Morata, instead hoping to get both Nikola Kalinic and Andre Silva for a combined €60m.
Fabio Capello is expected to sign as new Coach of Jiangsu Suning and will be joined in China by Gianluca Zambrotta and Cristian Brocchi.
Fiorentina chief Giancarlo Antognoni admits Federico Bernardeschi “has not replied” to their contract offer and the Viola “are tracking” Giovanni Simeone.
It’s reported Milan are considering Fiorentina’s Nikola Kalinic as a lower cost alternative to Andrea Belotti.
Fiorentina have agreed a deal worth €4m plus bonuses for Vitoria Guimaraes right-back Bruno Gaspar, claim Sportitalia.
Walter Mazzarri reportedly turned down the Jiangsu Suning job, which is now going to Paulo Sousa, and isn’t impressed with Crystal Palace either.
The dates for next season’s Coppa Italia have been confirmed with the final scheduled for May 27.
Milan Badelj’s agent denies Lazio want his client, but he hasn’t heard from Roma or Milan lately.
Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi has reportedly accepted a move to Inter, preferring them to Juventus.
Italy saw off Uruguay 3-0 in a Nice friendly thanks to a spectacular Jose Maria Gimenez own goal, Eder header and Daniele De Rossi penalty.
Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino admits they expect “a quick reply” from Federico Bernardeschi.
New Fiorentina boss Stefano Pioli says “I hope my Viola adventure lasts for a long time” after being officially unveiled on Wednesday.